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City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)," and leaders of several [...]

Has Big Pharma derailed Charlotte’s Web regs

Has Big Pharma derailed Charlotte’s Web regs

That is the question that one concerned parent asked me yesterday. This time last year our newspaper and thousands of parents with kids battling severe forms of epilepsy were pushing the Florida Legislature to pass a law that would make available Charlotte's Web, a special strain of cannabis that [...]

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 1,339,791 in Florida. Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who selected a plan or were automatically [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Finally a Senate bill from Northwest Florida that doesn't involve guns. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has filed a proposal that would create a program to provide financial help to dentists who work in areas of Florida that lack adequate dental care. The proposal (SB 606) would provide money [...]

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital encourages vaccinations

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital encourages vaccinations

Pediatric specialists from The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart are encouraging community members to vaccinate themselves and their children to protect against a measles outbreak, which has infected more than 100 people across 14 states. In the past two weeks, four cases of measles have been [...]

PSC offer low cost dental hygiene clinic

PSC offer low cost dental hygiene clinic

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus offers low cost preventive dental hygiene services to the public. Oral cancer screening, teeth cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants are some of the services offered. The clinic does not provide fillings, [...]

Viewpoint: State of Local Healthcare Past Ridiculous

Viewpoint: State of Local Healthcare Past Ridiculous

By Suzie Farthing, RN I am incredibly frustrated with the state of healthcare in our community. Things have gotten past the point of being ridiculous. I can speak with confidence regarding this matter, because I am a seasoned registered nurse and long-time Escambia County resident. My [...]

Pensacola Rotary Clubs honor Local Photographers with Service Award

Pensacola Rotary Clubs honor Local Photographers with Service Award

Local photographers and videographers Billie and Robert Nicholson of Rusty Buggy Enterprises, Inc. were presented with a Vocational Service Award by the Pensacola Rotary Clubs at a meeting of the Cordova Rotary on January 15th, 2015 at Gulf Coast Kids House in Pensacola. The husband and wife team [...]

Studer Institute hires PYP exec

Studer Institute hires PYP exec

The Studer Institute announced today that Rachael Gillette will become its Director of Professional Development, effective Feb. 2. Gillette, former executive director for Pensacola Young Professionals, has worked in not-for-profit organizations in the Pensacola area for eight years. Prior to [...]

The Arc Gateway PALS kicks off its first semester at Pensacola State College

The Arc Gateway PALS kicks off its first semester at Pensacola State College

The Arc Gateway in partnership with Pensacola State College has created a unique program to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend college. Graduates will exit the program ready to live and work independently in the community. WHO:Don Gaetz, Florida State [...]

Mardi Gras Gourmet Dinner Night to benefit St. Michael’s Cemetery Foundation, Feb. 13

Mardi Gras Gourmet Dinner Night to benefit St. Michael’s Cemetery Foundation, Feb. 13

On Friday, February 13, Culinary Productions, Inc. will host a “Noche de Los Muertos” Mardi Gras Gourmet Dinner Night from 6:30 p.m. – until at 5Eleven Palafox (located at 511 S. Palafox St.) to benefit the St. Michael’s Cemetery Foundation of Pensacola, Inc. The event will include a [...]

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